Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Narrator: Parents, by now, you know the drill: Learning from home has plenty of challenges. Ahhh, yes. That slow internet connection.
“I got it! I got it! I figured out those dance moves! What are you doing right now? Nothing? Good. Watch! I’ll show you!”
You’ve finally figured out why your 4th-grader stares blankly at you when you use words like borrow and carry. The “new” math term is regrouping. As you sit down together to tackle the next set of problems, an alert pops up on your screen—you are being asked to log in to an unscheduled video conference for work.
Distractions, tech issues, 4th-grade math…all over the world, parents are doing their best to meet the challenge of supporting their children’s education in a time when schools are forced to adapt in response to COVID-19.
Maybe your school is open but at reduced capacity so your child is only there a few days a week. Maybe your school has moved to distance learning or mailing lesson packets to your home. Or maybe your school is doing some combination of these or something else entirely.
Regardless of your situation, use this resource to learn about some simple, common-sense suggestions and strategies that cover a wide range of circumstances and student needs.